Process – A Sonic Forum

As a side to my work at Ableton User Group Melbourne, I was privileged to be part of the team programming and putting on Process- A Sonic Forum: a day-long event that brought together a whole stack of musicians working in the field of music technology talking not about Industry, but about arts practice and […]

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Analogue Sequences

Hi all, I’ve spent a bit of time this year working on a commercial Ableton Live pack, being released by Loopmasters, in conjunction with School of Synthesis. The Analogue Sequences Live Pack utilises sequences created from some of School of Synthesis’s vast collection of classic vintage and modern analogue synthesisers. This collection includes sequences expertly programmed for the Korg […]

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Broken D-20 Live Pack

I recently came across a Roland D-20 Synth that was in pretty bad shape. It worked for a few hours, but then was giving constant “Main Board Errors” But this was the beautiful part! Every time the synth was turned off and on, it started to play the most amazing glitches out industrial type synth […]

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MESS PPG Wave 2.3

I spent some time recently sampling the amazing PPG Wave 2.3 at the wonderful MESS Foundation. It is a fantastic organisation with an extensive Vintage Synth collection, and very reasonable subscription rates which allows you to access some amazing pieces of Electronic Music’s history. The PPG Wave 2.3, is a visually striking and aurally exciting […]

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The Mouth & Razor FX Racks

If you’ve downloaded my “Vocoder for Push” racks, then you should understand the concept behind these racks… basically they’re performance orientated racked instruments that hack the external instrument and external effect devices to be able to pre-map the audio routings. By default audio input 1 is used as the mic source, but you can change this […]

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Tiny tidal waves – 5 free Ableton Live instrument racks

I’m giving away five instrument racks based on sounds off my new EP Tiny tidal waves. Rather than providing instruments that would just play the sounds from the EP, I thought it’d be much more interesting to create a new instrument from each track. What you get is a collection of instrument racks created from the key elements of each track, re-contextualised into new […]

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Tiny tidal waves EP Out Now

Hi everyone, you can now buy Tiny tidal waves for $3 via bandcamp. It’s a 5 track EP, that I initially wrote a blog post about here. The photography for the album cover and press shots were done by the wonderful Penny Lane. And the cover shot was taken in front of the rather spectacular artwork […]

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